Streaming & Video
Streaming has become the primary way for us to consume video content. We have come a long way from the stamp-sized, low-resolution web videos of the late 1990s. All content owners and distributors now have their own streaming service, and Netflix is one of the most valuable global companies. Video streaming is putting a lot of stress on the internet infrastructure, and the industry is adapting by deploying ever more sophisticated technologies. An entire industry has matured around the need for more bandwidth, and these players amassed substantial differentiating intellectual property.
How We Help Clients
Our experts have helped numerous parties in patent litigation to make sense of the technologies involved. We have opined on cases about streaming, content distribution, edge caching, and related technologies.
Mergers & Acquisitions
High-stakes transactions require third-party independent experts opine on critical technical aspects of the transactions. Top experts not only bring their technical expertise to answer questions but also help drive the diligence process and define what questions to ask.
Corporations with large IP portfolios often need help figuring out what exactly they have and how to monetize it. We have helped patent owners gauge the value of their intellectual property, and identify infringing product targets.
Sidespin Group founder and CEO Dr. Istvan Jonyer, was interviewed by the Roundtable Group in their latest podcast episode. Everyone involved in litigation has heard (or experienced) a story or two about an expert witness “rookie mistake” the expert or legal teams...
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Patent Portfolio Evaluation
Our client wanted to examine whether a prominent streaming service was infringing on any of its streaming and cloud computing patents, and enlisted our help. We created an exhaustive list of technologies of the target and compared them against the patent portfolio. We also drafted an initial version of the claim charts.
Dr. Jonyer led the media streaming investment thesis at NexStar Partners and performed technical due diligence on many startups in the space, including in image capture, pre-compression optimization, compression, transcoding, streaming quality measurement, edge caching, CDNs, multi-CDN networks, video players, cellular mobile streaming optimization, adaptive streaming (DASH, HLS), and others. Dr. Jonyer is also a filmmaker and has the perspective of a content creator and film editor. He was also the head of device partnerships at Google TV, where he became familiar with the Intel SoC’s full video pipeline.
We also provide source code reviewers with the highest credentials from top technology companies like Google and Apple.
About Sidespin Group
Sidespin Group provides software experts for litigation support, technology commercialization, investment due diligence, technology strategy, and general software analysis services in a range of specializations, including in the areas of machine learning, telecommunications, and smartphones.